Although seldom seen, feral deer populations are increasing in the Gold Coast region and so is the extent of their damage to natural areas.
With help from the community, we can get a better understanding of which areas are being most impacted by feral deer.
This friendly morning session will teach you how to recognise evidence of feral deer in the environment and how to conduct your own monitoring in your local area.
9:00am – 9:30am – Introduction to feral deer and how to monitor feral deer yourselves
9:30am-10:15am – Guided walk to learn how to recognise evidence of feral deer and how to log your route and observations
10:15am – 10:45am – Morning Tea
10:45am – 11:30am – A chance to put your skills to the test, conduct your own Deer Walk and log your route and observations
11:30 – 12:00am – Regroup and compare our findings
We will also have Jacob White, one of our BioBlitz survey leaders along for the morning to conduct a botany survey of the area, which anyone is welcome to join. This vegetation assessment will help us to understand how deer are impacting local biodiversity.
Enclosed, sturdy shoes
Long sleeves and long pants
Hat and sunglasses
Insect repellant and sun block
Smart phone (if you have one, it’s fine if you don’t) with the ‘All Trails’ app and the ‘Feral Scan’ app downloaded
Additional details and the exact location of the session will be emailed to you a week prior to the event.
We look forward to seeing you all in the field!
If you feel unwell, please stay home.